Submitted by Christy Lemire on June 1, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Cutesy little gimmicks and devices are plentiful in "Beginners." A Jack Russell terrier speaks in subtitled English, for example. A man and a woman on a giddy date skate out of a roller rink and back to the carpeted hallways of a downtown Los Angeles hotel. And fast-paced, narrated photo montages help illustrate a childhood, and a marriage, and a life.
Submitted by Lauri Neff on June 1, 2011
NEW YORK – Actor Greg Grunberg reveals that he has a small role in "Super 8," the latest film from his longtime friend J.J. Abrams.
Grunberg previously only said he'd beg for a part in the film. But he told The Associated Press on Wednesday that people will have to "really, really search to find me" as he portrays a sitcom actor in 'Super 8.'
Submitted by David Germain on June 1, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Mutants, it seems, are only as good as the creators assembling their chromosomes. And the mad scientists behind "X-Men: First Class" are real artists in the laboratory.
Director Bryan Singer's first two installments of the "X-Men" trilogy were superior adventures, about as smart and provocative as comic-book adaptations are likely to get.
Submitted by Associated Press on May 31, 2011
NEW YORK – Peter Jackson's two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" has release dates.
New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. and MGM announced Monday that "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will be released Dec. 14, 2012. The sequel, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," is to be released Dec. 13, 2013.
Submitted by Gregory Katz on May 30, 2011
LONDON – They are a merry band of mutants, at least when the director is away and the hard work is done.
They've been given a task - concoct a "prequel" that will satisfy longtime fans of the "X-Men" series and bring in new moviegoers as well - and, with global release just a few days away, they think they've nailed it.
Submitted by Alina Wolfe Murray on May 30, 2011
BUCHAREST, Romania – Barely a month after their fairy-tale wedding, a new film depicting the budding romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton is being rushed out for television viewers.
A mixture of fact and fiction, "William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" is expected to be released in August on the Hallmark Channel.
Submitted by David Germain on May 29, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Hollywood's hangover is a lot bigger the second time around.
"The Hangover Part II" hauled in $86.5 million in its first weekend, putting Hollywood on course to set a new revenue record for the long Memorial Day weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Submitted by Alexis Sezar on May 28, 2011
LOS ANGELES – From DreamWorks Animation—the studio that brought you "How to Train Your Dragon," "Shrek," and the Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated "Kung Fu Panda"—comes the latest adventures of one of the most unlikely heroes ever to transition from noodle shop employee to kung fu master.
Submitted by Rich King on May 28, 2011
LOS ANGELES – From director Terrence Malick ("Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line," "The New World") comes a thought provoking film experience.
Submitted by Associated Press on May 27, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's movie about the Black Ops hunt for Osama Bin Laden is set for release next year.
Columbia Pictures, which acquired the domestic distribution rights to the film earlier this week, says the untitled movie will come out at the end of 2012.
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